Get your kids' attention with this strange shape! Using pattern blocks, learners are challenged to fill in an unusual template with as many (or as few) blocks as possible. There are several solutions, and as scholars come to their own, they tally the number of individual shapes in a chart. They must add the number of each shape used to get a total. Compare solutions, and change the goal from using more shapes to using less! Learners will stay engaged and practice shape recognition.